Earn over 157m as Project Management Specialist (Reading) USAID at United States US Embassy

Organisation: United States US Embassy, US Mission in Uganda
Duty Station: USAID, Education, Youth and Child Development
Office, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Grade: FSN-12 (Ugshs157, 986,824 to 232,040,958p.a. inclusive
of allowances).
Vacancy Announcement Number: 2016-68
About US Embassy:
United States Embassy in Kampala, Uganda has enjoyed diplomatic relations with
Uganda for over 30 years.  Ambassador
Deborah R. Malac currently heads the U.S Mission to Uganda.  The Mission is composed of several offices
and organizations all working under the auspices of the Embassy and at the
direction of the Ambassador.
the offices operating under the U.S Mission to Uganda are:
  • United States Agency for International
    Development (USAID)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Peace Corps
Job Summary: The Project Management Specialist (Reading) USAID
shares responsibilities with other team members in achieving the overall goals
of USAID/Uganda’s CDCS. Specifically, the incumbent spends a major portion of
time on activities related to the quality delivery of basic education reading
services at the national level, and as a technical specialist in early grade
reading for the Mission. The jobholder works closely with the Education
Development Officer, and is expected to be the lead in providing early grade
reading input and guidance to EYCD, the Mission, and the Ministry of Education.
The Project Management Specialist (Reading) will have a leadership role in
program management of the Mission’s early grade reading and related awards,
providing appropriate oversight, robust responses to CLA, and overall direction
for the overall early grade reading efforts of the Uganda Mission. The
incumbent works closely with other education, youth/workforce development, and
OVC team members to strategically adapt USAID/Uganda’s reading efforts to the
goals of the new Country Development Coordination Strategy.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
NOTE:  All
applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific
and comprehensive information supporting each item.
  • The applicants for the United Embassy USAID Project
    Management Specialist (Reading) career opportunity should hold  a master’s degree in literacy, early
    grade reading, or another clearly relevant education subject is required.
    Doctorate is preferred.
  • At least fifteen years of progressively
    responsible professional experience working in the education sector, five
    years of which must have been in early grade reading is required. If with
    a doctorate; 10 years’ experience is acceptable.
  • Significant involvement with primary
    education systems reform programs and major program implementation
    experience in multiple districts is preferred. Early primary classroom
    experience teaching reading is advantageous.
  • The position requires significant
    programmatic and technical knowledge and a thorough knowledge of reading
    acquisition and measurement best practices as well as major Ugandan
    reading education policy.
  • Strong background in current status of early
    grade reading pedagogy and achievement in Uganda is required. Grounding in
    the historical development of education in Uganda; personal knowledge of
    typical conditions in primary schools; familiarity with the Ministry of
    Education, Science, Technology and Sports (MoESTS) and its affiliated
    institutions (the Uganda National Examinations Board, National Curriculum
    Development Center, etc.); well-grounded in knowledge of Ugandan basic
    education systems (i.e.: curriculum design, teacher training, classroom
    effectiveness, educational management, literacy development and testing
    and evaluation, etc.);
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of factors
    that interact to impede learning, especially reading at the early primary
    level is required.
  • Substantive knowledge of quantitative and
    qualitative methods for measuring early grade reading skills preferred.
  • A strong technical knowledge of general early
    grade reading assessment is required.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal
    communication skills; ability to form positive and productive working
    relationship at all levels; ability to use word-processing and
    spreadsheets programs.
  • Ability to obtain, analyze and evaluate
    complex data and to prepare precise and accurate factual and analytical
  • Ability and willingness for limited travel
    within Uganda.
  • Language Requirement: Excellent command of written and
    spoken English, Level IV (fluent).
How to Apply:
those interested in working with the US mission in Kampala should send their
applications and strictly adhere to the following:
  • Download a completed and signed Universal
    Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff, Download
    it Here
  • Application letter clearly specifying the
    position for which you are applying;
  • A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
  • Copies of Academic Transcripts;
  • Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three
    (3) professional references.
Application To:
Resources Office
email at KampalaHR@state.gov
NB: Your application will be reviewed if you have
fulfilled all the requirements including submission of standard file types such
as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) in a single attachment (No
Zipped files, Links or Multiple Attachments) and should not exceed 10MB. Please
clearly indicate the position number and title you are applying for on the
DS-174 form.
Deadline: 8th August 2016
US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable
treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion,
sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status,
or sexual orientation.  The Department of
State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel
operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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